Signal is a cross-platform encrypted messaging service championed by privacy advocates. But I have some questions.
Recent What I Use Stories
With pandemic emphasizing what’s really important, I thought this might be an interesting time to take another look at what I use every day.
Here’s a look back at the audiobooks and podcasts---especially podcast serials---that I enjoyed in the second half of 2019.
A new web browser extension will allow you to view Thurrott.com---and most of the web---in dark mode. It works with all popular browsers
When I finally decided to move past my unreliable AIO PC and use an Intel NUC, I had hoped to do so with no additional costs or effort.
As I write this, we’re about two-thirds of the way through this year’s home swap, which is taking place near Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
We’re only halfway through 2019, but I’ve already listened to some great new audiobooks plus a growing collection of serial podcasts.
I’ve long used and recommended Pocket Casts, but it’s become a confusing and complex mess. I need something better. And simpler.
OK, you’ve scanned in your old paper-based photos. Now what?
I knew I’d provide an update about my experience using a high-speed photo scanner. I just didn’t think it was going to be this successful.
2018 was an unusually good year for audiobooks, so I had to split my normal wrap-up into two parts.
Back when the “SuperSite for Windows” was a thing, I would take an occasional look at the technology I used regularly.
As 2018 comes to an end and we take a look back at the past 12 months, one thing I like to do is to document the tools used in the previous year.
When it comes to paid and free online services, I’m usually looking for cross-device and -platform availability, with as little lock-in as possible.
As with my PCs, I install the same basic set of mobile apps on each phone and tablet that I use. Here’s a quick rundown.
I install the same basic set of desktop applications, web apps, and Store apps on every PC I use. Here’s a quick rundown.
I’ve developed a strategy for minimizing the annoyances in Windows 10 and optimizing it to be as efficient as possible.
A few years ago, I switched to a Markdown editor to simplify my writing workflow. This confuses some.
It's been a few years since I last documented the mobile apps and services that I rely on while traveling internationally.
I'm taking a Mac to Build 2018, and you're never going to believe what happens next.
As you may know, Pocket Casts is my favorite podcast app, and it's on the short list of apps I use every single day.
Routines represent the second-generation of the digital assistant era, where we move past simple command/response interactions.
Grammarly today updated its Android keyboard with some useful new customization features, further enhancing the value of this unique solution.
In its latest incarnation, the VLC media player addresses some long-standing complaints and adds some killer new features.
Instagram is everything that Facebook isn't, and vice versa. And that's a good thing.
Project Fi's "pay for what you use" system is being updated with an unlimited data plan with a monthly fee cap.
As you know, I am constantly evaluating and reevaluating the software tools that I use. This is especially true for writing.